Arsenal Football Club has thanked fans who proved their loyalty by turning up in huge numbers to support the team on Tuesday night for the Carling Cup Third Round match against Shrewsbury Town.

The 46,539 tickets sold against League Two side Shrewsbury Town was the biggest in the Carling Cup Third Round and the second highest of all the 26 matches played in the Premier League and Carling Cup since the weekend.

An Arsenal spokesman said: “We would like to thank our fans for their fantastic support. The Carling Cup competition is not part of the Arsenal season ticket package and we also have a run of three home matches in the space of eight days, so this was a magnificent show of support. It was also great to see so many Shrewsbury fans at the game. They helped create a terrific atmosphere”

Attendances of all Premier League played over the weekend of Saturday 17th September 2011 and Carling Cup Third Round matches played on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st September:

Attendances
Manchester United v Chelsea Premier League 75,455
Arsenal v Shrewsbury Town Carling Cup 46,539
Chelsea v Fulham Carling Cup 37,632
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool Premier League 36,129
Aston Villa v Newcastle United Premier League 34,248
Sunderland v Stoke City Premier League 32,296
Everton v Wigan Athletic Premier League 31,576
Leeds United v Manchester United Carling Cup 31,031
Manchester City v Birmingham City Carling Cup 25,070
Fulham v Manchester City Premier League 24,750
Wolverhampton Wanderers v QPR Premier League 24,189
Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal Premier League 22,637
Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers Carling Cup 22,261
Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool Carling Cup 21,897
Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City Premier League 21,223
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion Premier League 20,431
Everton v West Bromwich Albion Carling Cup 17,647
Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur Carling Cup 15,023
Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United Carling Cup 10,208
Cardiff City v Leicester City Carling Cup 8,697
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Millwall Carling Cup 7,749
Southampton v Preston Carling Cup 7,414
Blackburn Rovers v Leyton Orient Carling Cup 7,104
Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough Carling Cup 5,448
Burnley v MK Dons Carling Cup 4,134
Aldershot v Rochdale Carling Cup 3,334

In addition to the Arsenal supporters inside Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, over 27,000 Arsenal Members watched the full delayed coverage of our victory over Shrewsbury Town on Arsenal Player.

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